Romeo and Juliet (1936)

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Talbot Jennings
Literary Consultant Prof. William Strunk Jr.
Directed by George Cukor


Norma Shearer Juliet – Daughter to Capulet
Leslie Howard Romeo – Son to Montague
John Barrymore Mercutio – Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo
Edna May Oliver Nurse to Juliet
Basil Rathbone Tybalt – Nephew to Lady Capulet
C. Aubrey Smith Lord Capulet
Andy Devine Peter – Servant to Juliet’s Nurse
Conway Tearle Escalus – Prince of Verona
Ralph Forbes Paris – Young Nobleman Kinsman to the Prince
Henry Kolker Friar Laurence
Robert Warwick Lord Montague
Virginia Hammond Lady Montague – Wife to Montague
Reginald Denny Benvolio – Nephew to Montgue and Friend to Romeo
Violet Kemble-Cooper Lady Capulet – Wife to Capulet
Katherine De Mille Rosaline
Maurice Murphy Balthasar
John Bryan Friar John
Ian Wolfe Apothecary
Anthony Kemble-Cooper Gregory – Servant of the House of Capulet
Howard Wilson Abraham – Servant of the House of Montague

Produced by Irving Thalberg
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography by William H. Daniels
Film Editing by Margaret Booth
Art Direction and Set Decoration by Cedric Gibbons by
Set Design by Cedric Gibbons and Oliver Messel
Costume Design by Adrian and Oliver Messel
Art Department Fredric Hope, Oliver Messel, Edwin B. Willis
Dance Director Agnes de Mille
Sword Fight Arranger Fred Cavens
Recording Director Douglas Shearer

Romeo and Juliet